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March 21, 2013 9:46 am

Sderot Victim of Gaza Rocket Attack: “My Eight Year Old Daughter and My Wife Are Terrified”

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Screen shot of Yossi Haziza. Photo: Channel 2 Israel.

Hamas has denied responsibility for the Qassam rockets fired at Sderot Thursday. “Israel has fabricated these reports in order to mar the reputation of the resistance forces,” a spokesperson for Hamas said.

Only one of the rockets caused significant damage, hitting the home of Yossi Haziza.

Haziza described the incident to Israel’s Channel 2. “My wife was cleaning windows, then the alarm sounded. She and my little daughter managed to escape to the shelter at the last minute.” Haziza was not home at the time of the incident.

“I wish this was merely damage to property but my eight year old daughter and my wife are terrified,” Haziza told another news outlet. “We just want to live in peace. We don’t want to keep having to run to bomb shelters.”

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“I don’t know how we are going to deal with this,” he told Israel’s Army Radio. “The terrorists fire whenever they want and however they want and we seem unable to stop them. Apparently we did not do a proper job in stopping them in Operation Pillar of Defense.

“It could be that Hamas is doing this in ‘honor’ of Obama, sending him a message before he goes to Ramallah that he had better not forget about them,” Haziza continued. “But so what? Because they want to send a message to the president we have to suffer? Are our children supposed to be sitting ducks for diplomatic reasons? Now they have to grow up with these negative experiences. Who knows what the damage will be later on? We need to be properly defended, regardless of diplomatic issues.”

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  • Kiflemariam

    I have seen the political program of HAMAS and have circulated it to all those who are occupying chairs of diplomacy and politics throughout the world. HAMAS has declared that Israel has to disappear and its tactics and strategies are terrorism. Therefore, the world community needs to be aware of the moves that HAMAS is following. The people of Israel or others who are in that territory have the natural right to live in their own birth places. Rockets during the visit of Obama to the region is stupidity. The victims have done nothing and deserve apology and compensation from the culprits. I am sure HAMAS, the master of lies, terrorism and lawlessness wouldn’t heed to what I suggest. The Israeli have no other choice but to defend themselves whenever they are attacked whether the world community thinks about their action positively or negatively. Those who feed and brood HAMAS need to have their brains cleared and sane. I sympathize all those who became victims of this fascist madness of HAMAS whose troops follow the Nazi salute and structure.

  • ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS WANTED ONLY PEACE. THE ISLAMISTS HAVE NEVER WANTED PEACE AND ARE EATEN UP WITH HATE FOR THE JEWS. YOU CAN’T NEGOTIATE WITH A RATTLSNAKE, AND THAT IS WHAT ISRAEL WOULD BE DOING IN ANY KIND OF PEACE TALKS WITH THE S0-CALLED PALESTINIANS. AND NOTHING WILL EVER SATISFY THE ISLAMISTS BECAUSE THERE LIFE’S BLOOD IS THEIR HATE FOR THE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS AS WELL.

  • Otto Schiff

    It takes both sides to make peace.
    There should be a third party to start the
    negotiations.
    That is what the UN is for.
    Where are they when they are needed?

  • I wonder what will happen with the Israelis finally say to themselves, “enough of this B.S.” and start firing back in earnest? They will wipe the other side off the face of the earth. You’ll hear them wailing and crying “foul” clear across the oceans. Israel only wants to live in peace. We all acknowledge that Jews and Arabs are (distant) brothers. The Jews are ready to share their lives in peace.

    Why don’t Arabs try it? What do they have to lose?

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Mr.Haziza is absolutely right.

    It’s inevitable that Hamas in Gaza will have to be destroyed, and Gaza reoccupied by the IDF.

    The only question remaining is whether this will be accomplished before Israeli civilians are further terrorized, or after.

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